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Jul
27

Hot links and hot licks

IMG_5866Hey there. Yesterday was Mick Jagger’s birthday. I celebrated it at The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism. We took the water taxi from Union Station to Navy Pier. I share some of pics below.

Now for the hot links.

There’s “Twenty-Two Poem Hacks” by Carmen Giménez Smith at the Poetry Foundation blog. I am going to print it out and keep it for reference.

Maybe you will relate to “Ten Types of Writers Who Can Go Fuck Themselves” by Gabino Iglesias at Clash.

I don’t know if I could say writing has saved my life, but I could say it has enhanced my well-being greatly. See what you think of  “The Puzzling Way That Writing Heals the Body” by Claudia Hammond at BBC Future.

One thing that struck me at the exhibit was how the band committed themselves to being The Rolling Stones—no half measures. It made me think I should take more risks in my life; wondering whether I am too content.

Another thing that occurred to me was that the band has aged but that has not seemed to diminish their star power. This is not always the case when women age. What made me feel better today was reading: “Journalists Accidentally Confuse a 63-Year-Old Teacher With a Fashion Icon and It Ends up Changing Her Life.”

How about you? What are you reading? What are you feeling?

Peace, love, and solace

Cloud view © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Cloud view © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Oh, dear (Chicago River) © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Oh, dear (Chicago River) © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

It’s RUMP, It’s RUMP; he’s in my head © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

It’s RUMP, It’s RUMP; he’s in my head © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Introducing © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Introducing © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Lips and tongue © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Lips and tongue © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Lips and tongue, 3 © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017IMG_5854Lips and tongue, 1 © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017